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Land Surveyors Devon

We are a modest bunch. Maybe too much so, but twice this week so far we have heard praise for our land surveys, because unlike so many of our competitors, they are comprehensive and accurate.

That’s just the basics surely ? How can some competitors have been in business for so long and yet produce frankly shoddy work ?

The answer is of course that, you don’t know what you don’t know…. until you have worked with a proper land survey, you don’t realise what you have been missing out on. Devon Land Surveys – it’s just what we do, clearly so much better than most.

When we talk to new clients they mention time and time again the same competitor names, along with the comment that they will never use them again, because of issues that they have had with their survey work.

Thankfully we would like to think we make a great alternative !

Land surveying in Exeter

It can be really odd how you do not undertake any work in a particular area for a while, then a whole series of unrelated surveys happens in a particular location. For us this has recently occurred in Exeter.

We have undertaken several land surveys in Exeter in the last few weeks and a couple of measured building surveys within the city limits too. Variety is definitely one of the perks of the job of a land surveyor, coupled with being able to see a bit of once waste ground turned into housing or an income generating business location once more.

Exeter Land Surveying


New Year – new land surveys in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Hereford

Not that with some of the recent weather you could tell where we are. Clearly the reasons staff wear hi-vis clothing is so they can find each other on site…..

Worcester land survey



January has seen us off to a flying start with lots of local land and measured building surveys, plus the odd trip out further afield, to London and Surrey.

Our Devon office continues to grow in size and reputation, with orders received from as far away as Australia. We have been busy so far this year with land and measured building surveys in Plymouth, Exeter and our usual lovely haunts like Hope, Wembury, Salcombe and Totnes.

Still at least it’s not raining……..


Just The Weather For A Land Survey

The weather in the South Hams area of Devon this week has been fairly grim for November, so given that it is August it has been dire. Land surveyors are by definition a hardy bunch, but there are always so many days a year that are wet knicker days, you probably get the idea ! When your second pair of socks are soaked by 10am then you are not going to make it through the day. We always try to avoid the worst of the weather conditions and like all land surveyors are avid weather forecast watchers. Not only do the surveyors get wet, the surveying gets slowed down, optical equipment steams up and at worst water enters a very expensive piece of electronic circuit board and a large repair invoice follows.

The South West Land Surveying office is in the National Park, but even so Dartmoor was not visible at all today and those land surveyors who were able to undertake drawing work were very happy !

Why might we be tempted to change to using your company?

A potential Devon client asked me this today. It is a very good question. Here goes;

* we care passionately about what we do

* we save you time by collecting all the information you need.

An architect who we have worked with for many years said his client insisted on getting three prices for a recent survey. We were the middle price and the client appointed the cheapest. The architect said it was the worst survey that he had ever worked on. He had to return to site and spent a day adding information, for which he billed the client. The client ended up paying more than he would have, if he had appointed us in the first place.

* we add value for you and your clients e.g that large tree next to the site we are surveying – if we can we’ll include it on our survey.

* increasingly we have found that competitors have surveyors who undertake the site work and then pass the digital data to a CAD team. This reduces their costs. It also means that there is a much bigger chance of errors, as drawing a survey can be a little like joining the dots – if you have not measured the points yourself how do you know which dots to join ?

*we do not use contract staff – all our staff are permanent and most have been with us for many years, so you can be sure of the quality of every land or measured building survey.

*we are big enough to be able to cope with even the largest projects, so we can put multiple teams onto a survey if your timescale calls for it.

*we believe in talking to our clients to establish ongoing relationships, so we can learn how each other works. If we think you are wasting your / the clients money we’ll tell you and offer advice.

*because you can be confident that if you need a copy of the survey in five years time we’ll still have it and will supply it FOC for the original client

*because you can draw on our experience in over 3000 land and measured building surveys Рit is not very often we encounter a site or a situation that we have not faced before

*before a final survey is issued we always carry out our own in-house quality checks, so you can be confident that what you requested will be what you will receive

We hope we convinced the potential client – they asked for some example drawings and we hope and expect them to be impressed. We think the answer to the question is really all about you

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